Q. Taragiri, is seen in news recently, is related to which of the following?

[A] .A butterfly species identified in Assam.

[B] It is the third stealth frigate of Project 17A.

[C] .It is a new space module for Indiau2019s upcoming Gaganyaan Mission.

[D] It is a first of its kind Centre-State science conference.

Answer: B

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) has launched Taragiri, the third stealth frigate of Project 17A.

The ship has state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, an advanced action information system, an integrated platform management system, world-class modular living spaces, a sophisticated power distribution system and a host of other advanced features.

– The ship’s air defence capability is designed to counter the threat of enemy aircraft and anti-ship cruise missiles will revolve around the vertical launch and long-range surface-to-air missile system.

– Two 30 mm rapid-fire guns will provide the ship with close-in-defence capability while an SRGM (Super Rapid Gun Mount) gun will enable her to provide effective naval gunfire support.

Source: The Hindu